Jonathan Edwards

“[I wish] to lie low before God, as in the dust; that I might be nothing, and that God might be all, that I might become as a little child.”- Jonathan Edwards 1703 - 1758 America's Greatest Theologian. Let go of ego and be filled with humility. This leads to you becoming exalted. Followers of … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards

Noah Webster

In 1828, Noah Webster completed his work, An American Dictionary of the English Language—with pronouncing vocabularies of Scripture, classical and geographical names. This 26-year project contained 70,000 entries and 12,000 new definitions. For the first time in the history of the English language a standardized spelling for vocabulary words was provided. Noah Webster stated in … Continue reading Noah Webster

Choices

You have the freedom to make choices; but, having the mind of Christ requires that one possesses the Spirit of the living God. During the time that Jonathan Edwards was a missionary pastor to Native Americans in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, he wrote, among other theological treatises, Freedom of the Will (1754), a brilliant defense of divine … Continue reading Choices

John Bunyan

OF SIN: Sin is the great block and bar to our happiness, the procurer of all miseries to man, both here and hereafter: take away sin and nothing can hurt us: for death, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, is the wages of it. Sin, and man for sin, is the object of the wrath of God. … Continue reading John Bunyan

Do You Worry?

Matthew tells us that God commands us not to worry, here is why: Trust God’s Provision, Not Your Own (6:25–34) SUPPORTING IDEA: Jesus’ followers must be motivated by confidence in the Father’s provision for their basic needs. In this passage, we find the word worry or worrying six times. The word Therefore at the beginning … Continue reading Do You Worry?

Jesus First

"Dear Abba, strengthen my spirit with your encouragement today so that I can stay in the center of your will for my life today. Grant me greater strength than that of Samson, greater Love than David, greater wisdom than Solomon, greater courage than Job, greater leadership than Joshua and greater faith than Abraham"~ Pastor Ross … Continue reading Jesus First

PERSEVERANCE

Westminster Confession: They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved. (XVII.1) The doctrine declares that the regenerate are saved through persevering in faith and Christian … Continue reading PERSEVERANCE

Stay Humble

Whatever hinders us from receiving a blessing that God is willing to bestow upon us is not humility, but the mockery of it. A genuine humility will ever feel the need of the largest measures of grace, and will be perfected just in the degree in which that grace is bestowed. The truly humble man … Continue reading Stay Humble

Trinity

The term trinity is never mentioned in the bible; however, it's scriptural. The best example I heard while attending seminary was from one of my favorite professors, Dr. Rick Durst. Dr. Durst said to me, "Think of the trinity this way, Father God is the begetter, Jesus is the begotten. Father God and Jesus are … Continue reading Trinity

Never Give Up

People are always ready to encourage you to give up. "Life is too difficult," they say. "Life is not fair. It hurts too much." But such advice fails to take into account the omnipotent hand of God. Even though we may not understand why painful and discouraging events happen in our lives, we have the … Continue reading Never Give Up